Headland using team effort through playoffs

Headland using team effort through playoffs
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

HEADLAND, AL (WSFA) - After a sweep of Jackson in round one of the AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs, the Headland Rams have all the confidence heading into round two.

"We have pretty good confidence," said senior Cade Blankenship. "As long as we stay humble, we'll be fine."

"It added confidence, but I'm pretty sure it just added assurance because we know we can do it," said senior Josh Bower. "We can play with anyone as always we had our heads right."

The Rams will take on St Paul's in the second round, looking to earn a spot in the third round for the first time since 2015.

It's been a full team effort that's pacing the Rams through this playoff run.

"Pitching has been good," said head coach Seth Nolen. "Hitting has been outstanding most of the year. It's been everybody. Everybody is contributing. That's the big thing."

Nolen has coached some very talented Rams teams during his 10-year stint at Headland, but he said this one is the most depth he's ever seen.

"Depth wise, the most complete team we've had," said Nolen. "Throughout the year, everybody from ninth graders through the seniors, that have played on this team, have contributed someway or some shape."

The goal now for the Rams is to not lose focus of the task at hand.

"We just have to play the way were capable of and stay with in ourselves and don't get overconfident with ourselves and play as a team like we have been," said Blankenship. "We just have to give it our all these next four weeks to get where we want to be."

Headland and St. Paul's will face off in a double header on Friday with the if necessary game three on Saturday.

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